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My best advice for you my sister?…Teach them Al-Fatiah

Sisters, teach your daughters and your sons Soorah Al Fatiah before someone else does… they will use this soorah in every prayer 17 times a day, 119 times a week, 476 times a month and 5712 times a year…. and you will be rewarded for it, inshaAllah each and every time. This is one way to tip the scales on the day of judgment in your favour!

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your son/daughter praying fajr inshaAllah

Asalaamu alaikum sisters,
I just read a wonderful article on getting your kids to wake up for fajr alhamdulillah. I will outline the main points inshaAllah…

1. Have them get to sleep early with a schedule and stick to it. Having their parents as a role model helps, so go to bed as early as possible yourself inshaAllah.
2.  Try to avoid sweets and if you do give them sweets, limit them to between dhuhr and maghrib inshaAllah.
3. Give them a gift of an alarm clock with an athan. If you do not have an islamic shop near you, you can find them on your next trip, online, or if you have in laws in foreign countries, have them send you a couple inshaAllah.
4. Give your son/daughter the responsiblility to wake everyone up and make athaan and set out the sajada inshaAllah.
5. Make them aware that fajr comes with a privilage. If they dont pray fajr, they dont go out in the evening.
6. Although this may sound like a good idea, do not ‘reward’ them for fajr, because they may quit waking up once they tire of the reward.
7. For your children who are of age to pray, make sure they have friends who pray. You can start by widening your circle of friends to those whos own sons and daughters are practicing inshaAllah.
8. Allow your son or daughter to participate in islamic camps, as prayer is mandatory there and inforced and helps them get into the habit of waking up.
9. Establish a fajr wakeup calling system for your sons and daughters. You wake them up, they call their friends who then call their other friends until everyone is awake for fajr inshaAllah. Let them meet in the mosque if possible to pray or even take turns at each others homes for Jamaah prayer.

(…a big thankyou goes out to Br.Abdallah Idris Ali from ISNA, for writing this informative paper).

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What is a Juz?

asalaamu alaikum rahmatullah wa barakatu, recently another sister asked me the meaning of a “Juz of al-Qur’an”. Here is the best explaination insha’Allah, as follows…

juz’ Arabic: جزء‎, plural اجزاء ajza’ ) literally means “part.” It is one of thirty parts of roughly equal length into which the Qur’an is sometimes divided. This division facilitates recitation of the Qur’an in a month, especially during Ramadan when the entire Qur’an is recited in the Tarawih salat; reciting approximately one juz’ a night. A juz’ is further divided into two ahzab (groups), and each hizb (group) is in turn subdivided into four quarters. The most commonly referred and memorized juz’ is “juz’ Amma‘,” which is the 30th juz’ and contains Surahs 78 through 114, most of the shortest suras in the Qur’an; these are the suras typically read during regular prayer, and ‘Amma is generally taught first to our sons/daughters.

Juz Hizb Sura
1 1 (1:1) – (2:74)
2 (2:75) – (2:141)
2 3 (2:142) – (2:202)
4 (2:203) – (2:252)
3 5 (2:253) – (3:14)
6 (3:15) – (3:91)
4 7 (3:92) – (3:170)
8 (3:171) – (4:23)
5 9 (4:24) – (4:87)
10 (4:88) – (4:147)
6 11 (4:148) – (5:26)
12 (5:27) – (5:82)
7 13 (5:83) – (6:35)
14 (6:36) – (6:110)
8 15 (6:111) – (6:165)
16 (7:1) – (7:87)
9 17 (7:88) – (7:170)
18 (7:171) – (8:40)
10 19 (8:41) – (9:33)
20 (9:34) – (9:93)
11 21 (9:94) – (10:25)
22 (10:26) – (11:5)
12 23 (11:6) – (11:83)
24 (11:84) – (12:52)
13 25 (12:53) – (13:18)
26 (13:19) – (15:1)
14 27 (15:2) – (16:50)
28 (16:51) – (16:128)
15 29 (17:1) – (17:98)
30 (17:99) – (18:74)
16 31 (18:75) – (19:98)
32 (20:1) – (20:135)
17 33 (21:1) – (21:112)
34 (22:1) – (22:78)
18 35 (23:1) – (24:20)
36 (24:21) – (25:20)
19 37 (25:21) – (26:110)
38 (26:111) – (27:59)
20 39 (27:60) – (28:50)
40 (28:51) – (29:44)
21 41 (29:45) – (31:21)
42 (31:22) – (33:30)
22 43 (33:31) – (34:23)
44 (34:24) – (36:21)
23 45 (36:22) – (37:144)
46 (37:145) – (39:31)
24 47 (39:32) – (40:40)
48 (40:41) – (41:46)
25 49 (41:47) – (43:23)
50 (43:24) – (45:37)
26 51 (46:1) – (48:17)
52 (48:18) – (51:30)
27 53 (51:31) – (54:55)
54 (55:1) – (57:29)
28 55 (58:1) – (61:14)
56 (62:1) – (66:12)
29 57 (67:1) – (71:28)
58 (72:1) – (77:50)
30 59 (78:1) – (86:17)
60 (87:1) – (114:6)

references: Ali, Abdullah Yusuf (1999). The Meaning of the Holy Quran. Amana Publications. ISBN 0915957329

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Taraweeh prayer for Women…

Asalaam alaikum ramahtullah wa barakatu. I will start of by saying that women in islam are very well respected for their jobs not only outside the home, but for all the work we do taking care of our families – our sons, daughters, husbands, mothers, fathers and in-laws alhamdulillah.  Although we want to do more during ramadhan, we sometimes cannot make it out of the house for taraweeh prayers. What do we do then? We pray at home insha’Allah.

Taraweeh prayer is a confirmed sunnah with twenty rakahs. It is prayed in sets of two rakahs. Any Quranic recitation you know by heart can be recited during taraweeh insha’Allah. After every four rakah, you should rest and make dhikr.
There are seven aspects of dhikr…

dhikr of the eyes, which consists in weeping (buka’);
dhikr of the ears, which consists in listening (isgha’);
dhikr of the tongue, which consists in praise (thana’);
dhikr of the hands, which consists in giving (`ata’);
dhikr of the body, which consists in loyalty (wafa’);
dhikr of the heart, which consists in fear and hope (kawf wa raja’);
dhikr of the spirit, which consists of utter submission and acceptance (taslim wa rida’).

You make dhikr by uttering the names of Allah subhan wa t’ala, making dua’a, and seeking forgiveness from Him – although there are many you can say, here are a couple to get you started insha’Allah…

– ” Subhan Allah wa bi hamdihi.” [Glorified is Allah with all praise to Him.]
– “La illaha illallah.” [There is no God but Allah.]
– “Astughfirullah.” [I seek forgiveness from Allah.]
or…

subhan allah: Glory to Allah

wa al-hamdu lillah: and Praise to Allah

wa la ilaha illallah: and there is no god but Allah

wallahu akbar: and Allah is greatest.

Insha’Allah I hope this is beneficial to you all and Allah reward you for all your intentions this coming ramadhan, ameen.

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salaah

Alhamdulillah this was our first lapbook and project for his islamic studies, it is a salaah book. Inside we made vocabulary pages – quran, tajweed, salaah, etc – and a pocket with the cut out words and photos of the places of the body that it is fard to pray on , ie.. the forehead, hands, knees, etc. We also have an oval flipbook of the five prayers, their names, and when we pray them, and the steps to prayer. There is also information on khushoo in salaah, etc. It came out well alhamdulillah.

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